Recent changes in the Turkish government and the consolidation of Kurdish gains in Syria and Iraq may cause a shift in Turkey’s Syria policy.
Chronic disorder among the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s many enemies may enable the extremist group to recover from a string of recent defeats and reclaim the initiative.
When the time comes, new approaches to economic reconstruction are needed in Syria.
Highly sectarian media coverage and rhetoric surrounding the campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah threatens to further damage the strained social fabric of Iraq.
Sada launches its first eBook, a collection of essays that explores the region’s deep political changes since the Arab uprisings.
The Islamic State’s ideology is multifaceted and cannot be traced to one individual, movement, or period. Understanding it is crucial to defeating the group.
Five years after the 2011 uprisings, countries in the region are caught between the competing impulses of fragmentation and two equally unstainable authoritarian visions—that of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or classic autocratic regimes.
One hundred years after the division of the Middle East, the effects of the Sykes-Picot agreement are still playing out across the region.
Five years after the onset of the Arab Spring, much of the Middle East is in crisis. However, it may be too early to deem the uprisings a failure.
Dealing with the challenge of interdependence between the EU and the Arab World will not, on its own, solve the two regions’ growth dilemmas—but it will help.